Torture would be a good thing to add to the list

Torture would be a good thing to add to the list February 23, 2009

A reader writes:

I recently completed a petition to Withhold Communion from prominent Catholics in public life who dissent from the Church’s teaching on a variety of serious moral issues including abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, homosexual marriage, and embryonic stem cell research to name a few.

I encourage you to do the same.

Canon 212 S3 of the Catholic Church states that the Catholic faithful have ‘..the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church.’

In response to this ‘duty’ please go to complete a petition.

Update: Just to be clear, my point was not to endorse the petition (which I think is a bit dodgy), but to point out that prolifers are again getting played by a partisan reading of the Tradition that somehow manages to leave out the whole “supporting war crimes” thing as rather important too. When we see prolifers demand pols be barred from communion for their advocacy of torture, then we will see real consistency.

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